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US: East Coast boutique Antitrust and IP firm heads out west

 |  October 16, 2018

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider is bringing its antitrust and intellectual property practices to California with its first West Coast outpost, putting down roots in San Francisco.

Antitrust partner Daniel Bitton and IP partner Jason Murata will relocate from New York and Connecticut, respectively, to lead the new Bay Area office.

“After spending 20 years at the firm developing a reputation as an elite antitrust and IP boutique, we felt the time was right to expand our footprint to the West Coast,” said Matthew Becker, Axinn’s managing partner.

Having a physical presence in the region brings the firm closer to several of its foundational clients, including Google, McKesson and Silver Lake Partners, Becker said. It also better positions the firm to serve the region’s broader tech sector. Northern California is “an epicenter in the U.S. for technology and scientific innovation,” he said.

“The Bay Area is really a hub for both tech and life science companies, servicing those types of companies has been our sweet spot, so we felt that it was really important to plant the flag,” Becker added. “And doing so would fit very nicely with our core practices of antitrust and IP, which are in very high demand in the region.”

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